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Theresa May Could Be The One To Lead Britain Through Brexit, And It Won’t Be Easy

She’s been called a “bloody difficult woman,” which usually means a woman who knows what the fuck she’s doing, and maybe Britain needs that right now. More »


Britain’s #SafetyPin Campaign Aims To Fight Xenophobia After Brexit

I’m sorry, but a little safety pin isn’t protecting anyone. More »


John Oliver’s Brexit Update Brilliantly Highlights The Absurdity Of The Situation

The subject is literally close to home for him. More »


Lindsay Lohan Has Strong Feelings About Brexit, And They Actually Make Sense

While many politically-minded people weighed in with thoughts and concerns, one of the more surprising pundits was Lindsay Lohan, who actively tweeted about Brexit all last evening. More »


What The Brexit Means For The U.S. And The Rest Of The World

This is the most epic breakup. More »


London’s Mayor Banned Ridiculous Body-Shaming Ads From Public Transportation

Buses, trains, and the Tube (London’s subway) will no longer carry advertising that “could cause body confidence issues” by promoting unrealistic body images. More »


Trump’s Political Ignorance Shines As He Is Duped By British Labour Party Twitter User

No one is safe on Twitter, but especially old politically ignorant dinguses like Donald Trump who barely know any world figures.

Last night, he once again showed this when he tweeted a “thanks” of sorts, for someone who said their dad would be voting for him. Except that the dad is actually British… More »


Queen Elizabeth II Is Now Britain’s Longest-Serving Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest-reigning British monarch in history today, surpassing the long reign of her great-great-grandmother, Victoria, at 5:30 this afternoon (London time, obviously). At 89 years old, Elizabeth has been the Queen since 1952 – a full 63 years and seven months.

She said she won’t be celebrating – she’d like itMore »


NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation. More »


NY Removing Abortion Safeguards From Women’s Equality Act

So much for equality! More »


Britain’s Sexiest Farmer: A Contest We Can Get Behind

This here is Hugh Morrison. With his ewe and his border collie, he’s a contestant in a “Britain’s sexiest farmer” competition by Farmers Weekly magazine. It is sponsored by the sexily named Original Muck Boot Company. I can’t properly ascertain how sexy Hugh is underneath all those farm animals and layers of clothing. But I… More »


Men’s Magazines In UK Told To Cover Up Their Porny Covers With “Modesty Bags”

The British really aren’t into sex, huh? After their Prime Minister David Cameron went after internet porn last week, now The Co-operative Group, one of the largest magazine retailers in the UK, is demanding that “lads’ magazines” showing skimpily-clad cover models provide a modesty bag by September 9 to be sold in their stores. … More »


You Can’t Say The Queen Wasn’t Warned…

Finally a story to bring out the giddy nerd lurking inside all of us. Not only does it contain UFOs and British monarchy, but add in some Death Eater-like locutions and you’ve got yourself a teen-sci-fi-fantasy-novel in the works.

British National Archives released letters sent between 2007 and 2009 to members of British… More »


Pamela Anderson Commercial Banned For Being “Sexist,” “Degrading To Women” (NSFW)

The UK has banned a TV commercial starring Pamela Anderson writhing in a bikini, covered in what looks like champagne froth. In the ad for web hosting service CrazyDomains.co.uk, Anderson and another sexy woman are depicted in a boardroom filled with men, one of whom is fantasizing about the two dancing in bikinis as they’re… More »


The More Elite The British School, The More Money They Spend On Sex Toys

A dubious “study” by a British sex toy web site has found that the more elite the British university, the more money students at the school spend on sex toys. Students at Cambridge, the top university in Britain, spend the most on sex toys, followed by Oxford and then Manchester, according to the web site… More »


Meryl Streep & Others Remember Margaret Thatcher

“Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. Her hard-nosed fiscal measures took a toll on the poor, and her hands-off approach to financial regulation led to great wealth for others. There is an argument that her steadfast, almost emotional loyalty to the pound sterling has helped the UK… More »


UK’s House Of Commons Approves Legalizing Gay Marriage

Britain’s House Of Commons has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, which is expected to be signed into law by Prime Minister David Cameron. (UPDATE: Commenter @aonline has noted that the bill needs to be passed by the House Of Lords first.) [NPR, Huffington Post]
An Alabama high school football coach is in… More »


UK Cracking Down On Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

The United Kingdom is seeking stricter regulation of cosmetic surgery procedures, including an proposed ban on “free consultations” and “two-for-one” plastic surgery deals, as well as two stages of written consent. The regulations follow a scandal last year, where almost 50,000 breast implants manufactured in France were found to contain industrial grade silicone, instead… More »


Britain’s “Fat Slag” Earthwork: My, What Beautiful Hills You Have!

There’s artwork and then there is earthwork, which is just what it sounds like: artwork built into the ground. This naked woman is “Northumberlandia,” a 1,300-by-830-ft long piece of landscape sculpture located in Northumberland in the UK. It’s the largest piece of “human body” earthwork in the world. … More »


All The Crazy Hats At Britain’s Royal Ascot

The British — they have a reputation for being so refined and proper. But look, these people totally wild out. Take the Royal Ascot — a five-day celebration of British royalty and horseracing. The Queen and a bunch of members of the royal family show up, and there’s lots of white gloves and fancy dresses. More »


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